News

Noteworthy news about New England Development and our diverse portfolio of properties
Media coverage of New England Development’s many projects keeps retailers, partners, communities, and customers informed of NED’s accomplishments, accolades, and community activities.

News organizations across the country are sharing the excitement of New England Development's new projects, new retailers, and new shopping and dining opportunities.  Articles in the Palm Beach Post and Sun Sentinel announce store openings and concerts at Palm Beach Outlets, readers of the Washington Post learn about the exciting new shops and restaurants arriving at Ronald Reagan National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport, and devotees of Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler hear regularly of Nantucket Island Resorts’ many awards and accolades.

This is but a small sampling of the news coverage garnered by New England Development and our family of companies. A curated selection, below, provides a glimpse into articles and television coverage being published about our projects, people, and partnerships.

August 9 2016
In the news

PizzaRev Opens First Massachusetts Location in Cambridge

Los Angeles, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  PizzaRev announced the opening of its first Massachusetts restaurant today. The growing build-your-own pizza concept makes its Boston-area debut at CambridgeSide Galleria (www.shopcambridgeside.com), an urban shopping center with more than 120 stores and restaurants. CambridgeSide was named ‘#1 Boston’s Best Malls and Shopping Centers’ by USA Today 10Best.

August 3 2016
Press releases

Westgate Mall Announces Free August Movie Series for Kids

BROCKTON, MA (August 2016) – Westgate Mall, (www.shopatwestgatemall.com) located in Brockton, MA, has announced a free summer movie series for kids, kicking off Wednesday, August 10 with Zootopia. Three movies will be offered in August on Wednesdays at 11am and free refreshments will be provided to all attendees. Movie location is at the children’s play area in the mall.

2016 August Free Movie Line-up at Westgate Mall

July 28 2016
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Announces Tax Free Weekend Celebration

LITTLE ROCK, AR (July 28, 2016) – Arkansas Tax Free weekend is August 6 - 7 and Outlets of Little Rock, Arkansas’ only outlet shopping center, has announced a special Tax Free Weekend Celebration. On Saturday, August 6th from 10am - 4pm, shoppers can enjoy music, giveaways, along with visiting booths of area partners such as Little Rock Family Magazine and Big Rock Fun Park. The center will also be giving out 200 Outlets of Little Rock “swag” bags in the food pavilion beginning at 10am. (First come, first serve while supplies last.)  Arkansas’ hit music station, Alice 107.7 will be broadcas

July 27 2016
Press releases

Asheville Outlets to Host Kids Day

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (August 3, 2016) – Asheville Outlets, iHeart Radio and The North Carolina Arboretum will team up to host Kids Day on Saturday, August 13th. While finishing up back-to-school shopping, families will enjoy live music and entertainment, interactive booths and displays and a fashion show.

“We always like to host events that offer something fun to do that is entertaining and free for the whole family,” said Sharon Morgan, General Manager, Asheville Outlets.

July 14 2016
Press releases

Consortium Buys the Historic Taj Boston

Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces announced today that it has sold the historic Taj Boston hotel to a consortium comprising New England Development, Eastern Real Estate, Rockpoint Group, Lubert-Adler, and Highgate. While this partnership will take over the ownership of the 90-year old, 273-key hotel, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces will retain its brand presence in Boston through a long-term management services agreement.  Sentinel Advisors Pte Ltd worked closely with Eastern Real Estate in advising the buyers on strategy.

July 7 2016
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Welcomes WestPoint Home Outlet

LITTLE ROCK, AR (July 7, 2016) – Outlets of Little Rock, Arkansas’ only outlet shopping center, has announced the mid-July addition of WestPoint Home Outlet to the center’s extensive home décor and accessories offerings. For over 200 years, WestPoint Home and companies have been leaders in the innovation, sale and fashion of home textiles showcasing quality, affordable, and fashionable products for every customer. 

June 29 2016
In the news

A Whole New World of Beer Is Coming to Cambridge

Boston Eater - June 29, 2016  

 Florida-based craft beer bar with more than 50 locations all around the country opens its first Boston-area restaurant next month, bringing a sweeping number of hopped and malted options to CambridgeSide Galleria. World of Beer is in the process of putting the final touches on its new space and will be ready for summer beer revelers for its official opening on July 11.

June 28 2016
Press releases

Newburyport Development Announces Monday, July 11 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Spangled USA

NEWBURYPORT, MA (June 2016) – Newburyport Development is pleased to announce the Monday, July 11 official ribbon cutting ceremony of Spangled USA at 4pm. Mayor Donna D. Holaday will preside over the ribbon cutting held in conjunction with the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce. Spangled USA opened its doors in June; the boutique features all Made in USA fashions and accessories. Showcasing a wide variety of fashions for her, Spangled USA also offers fashion accessories including jewelry, scarves, hand bags and more. Spangled USA is located at 20 Pleasant Street in Newburyport.

June 28 2016
Press releases

Westgate Fall Openings

BROCKTON, MA (June 2016) – Westgate Mall, (www.shopatwestgatemall.com) located in Brockton, MA, has announced the opening of two new eateries and a new retail store for fall 2016. Starbucks, a national refreshment favorite, and Charleys Philly Steaks, serving up the World’s Number One Philly Cheesesteak, will join the exciting lineup of eateries at the mall.

June 28 2016
Press releases

Outlets of Little Rock Announces Tax Free Weekend Celebration

LITTLE ROCK, AR (July 28, 2016) – Arkansas Tax Free weekend is August 6 - 7 and Outlets of Little Rock, Arkansas’ only outlet shopping center, has announced a special Tax Free Weekend Celebration. On Saturday, August 6th from 10am - 4pm, shoppers can enjoy music, giveaways, along with visiting booths of area partners such as Little Rock Family Magazine and Big Rock Fun Park. The center will also be giving out 200 Outlets of Little Rock “swag” bags in the food pavilion beginning at 10am. (First come, first serve while supplies last.)  Arkansas’ hit music station, Alice 107.7 will be broadcas

June 14 2016
In the news

Local youth boating initiatives get kids on the water

June 7, 2016, BY BRIANNA LIESTMAN

As the average age of new boat buyers continues to rise, the industry needs to focus efforts on bringing young people into the boating lifestyle. Most people in the industry agree the best way to encourage an adult to buy a boat in her or her lifetime is to give them a positive experience on the water as a child.

June 7 2016
Press releases

Full Swing Construction Begins at Outlets of Des Moines

(June 7, 2016 – Boston, MA) New England Development announced today that construction work will be in full swing this month on the Outlets of Des Moines property in Altoona, Iowa. Opening in October 2017, Outlets of Des Moines will feature some of the best brand names in retail. The 300,000 sf outlet center will be located at 801 Bass Pro Drive NW at the intersection of I-80 and US-65, an established destination for entertainment and shopping.  

June 7 2016
Press releases

Dyno Records Celebrates 40th Anniversary in 2016

NEWBURYPORT, MA (June 2016) – Dyno Records sells records (both new and vintage vinyl albums and singles), CDs, musical accessories, turntables and other musical items.  The store is located at 1 Middle Street in Newburyport.  The Newburyport shop has mostly remained the same throughout the years, and today even features the original record bins from the opening four decades ago.

May 17 2016
Press releases

MarketPlace PHL Flies for Families in Annual Plane Pull

PHILADELPHIA – May 17, 2016 – Team members from MarketPlace PHL came together for the eighth annual Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (PRMH) Plane Pull event. The team raised a total of $2,854 for the PRMH.

The Plane Pull is a tug-of-war event in which teams attempt to pull a plane over a designated distance in the shortest amount of time. The event was held on Atlantic Aviation’s tarmac, and all the funds raised for PRMH benefit local families in need.

May 6 2016
Press releases

Starbucks to Open at Outlets of Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, AR (May 6, 2016) – Outlets of Little Rock, Arkansas’ only outlet shopping center, has announced the Saturday, May 7, 2016 opening of Starbucks at 9 AM. Teresa Hendrix, General Manager of the center states, “Starbucks is a welcome refreshment option for busy shoppers and complements our present food and beverage offerings perfectly.” 

The Starbucks Story

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